Oculus VR Grabs Google Glass Electrical Engineer

Subject: General Tech, Displays | May 18, 2014 - 12:19 AM |
Tagged: oculus vr, Oculus, facebook, google glass

Who would have thought that John Carmack would have opened the flood gates of talent to Facebook. Apparently, not only was he the first in a long list of people to join Oculus, a large chunk of his coworkers at id Software followed him over (if a Glassdoor review is to be trusted) in Februrary. Their latest grab is Adrian Wong, former senior hardware engineer for Google's Glass Explorer program.

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Didn't see that one coming...

Clearly, something is happening at Oculus VR. This acquisition by Facebook is giving them a warchest to grab as much top talent as possible. Ironically, without Oculus, I doubt that most of these hires, if any, would happen. Without knowing the internal structure of Facebook and Oculus, it is hard to predict how much benefit the parent company can gather, but the acquisition could be paying for itself in raw talent.

The Oculus Rift DK2, announced at GDC, is currently a $350.00 pre-order and expected to ship in August.

Source: TechCrunch
May 18, 2014 | 06:05 AM - Posted by Jason Nevins (not verified)

"Ironically, without Oculus, I doubt that" I think you meant to say Facebook instead of Oculus. Come on Scott, you're better than this.

May 18, 2014 | 11:39 AM - Posted by Scott Michaud

No, I meant without Oculus. I doubt that most of these engineers would consider a Facebook cheque if it weren't for Oculus. The paragraph continued to wonder how much Facebook could benefit from these engineers outside of their roles at Oculus. That said, I was still unclear enough to not convey that and, yes, I should have done better.

May 18, 2014 | 10:34 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It's Foculus Blip, for all those ad blips flying at you during the gaming sesson, they'll come with little targets in their upper right corners, hit the target to close the ad, miss and it's commerical time! Oh no! It's the Ad survey mecha, if you fail to destroy, servey says, "how do you feel about our feminine hygiene products?", Gamer, "FO, you douchebag, Die, Die!"

May 18, 2014 | 06:22 PM - Posted by willmore (not verified)

What's with the t-shirt?

May 19, 2014 | 05:44 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Who cares? Oculus is owned by Facebook. It's been dipped in shit.

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